Original Lithograph, issued by L'Estampe Moderne Issue Number 6, Oct. 1897. Printed by F. Champenois, Paris. Blindstamp lower right in margin. Signed in the stone lower right. Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat. Certificate of Authenticity. See ourTerms of Sale
Paul Jouve must have been both the youngest and the longest-surviving contributor to the great Art Nouveau print series L'Estampe Moderne. Jouve entered the École des Arts décoratifs at 15, and learned lithography under Henri-Patrice Dillon. His favourite subject was wild animals. Paul Jouve was born in Marlotte, Seine-et-Marne. (Idbury Prints)
"Jouve will dedicate his life to the exaltation of the world of animals and will remain indisputable one of the masters of XXth century Animalier Art. Recognized as such, his works are presented in collections belonging to the greatest museums in France and around the world.
Paul Jouve covered zoos all over the world to observe lions, tigers and panthers. His paintings, with a perfect anatomical details, are powerful reminders of the suppleness, the nobility of big wildcats. His unequalled characteristic style, makes him the main representative of the wildcats."(pauljouve.com)
Not unlike the Maitre de L'Affiche series, L'Estampe Moderne was a portfolio printed between 1897-98, published by Imprimerie Champenois, Paris, contained 24 monthly portfolios, with four original lithographs in each. Each commissioned only for this series. Some of the contributing artists included Mucha, Rhead, Meunier, Ibels, Steinlen, Willette and Grasset.
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